Application: Ethics

Self-management begins with self-awareness and then extends to ethical behaviors. How leaders manage their relationships, time, priorities, communication, and health is in part guided by their ethical principles. Think for a moment about your own values and ethics. Consider how each guides your behaviors and your ability to manage yourself.

To prepare for this assignment:

  • Review Chapter 13 in the course text, Leadership: Theory and Practice. Pay particular attention to the principles of ethical leadership.
  • Review the general principles listed in the APA Ethics Code. Think about how each might apply to leadership.
  • Consider how the principles of ethical leadership are similar to and different from the general principles in the APA Ethics Code.
  • Reflect on how at least one principle of ethical leadership and one general principle in the APA Ethics Code might contribute to self-management.

The assignment: (12 pages)

  • Compare (similarities and differences) the principles of ethical leadership with the general principles in the APA Ethics Code. Explain any conclusions you might draw from your comparison.
  • Explain how at least one ethical principle of leadership and one general principle in the APA Ethics Code might contribute to effective self-management and why. Be specific.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning Resources for this course.


Readings

  • Course Text: Northouse, P. G. (2019). Leadership: Theory and practice (8th ed.). Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications.
    • Chapter 13, “Leadership Ethics”

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Optional Readings

  • Article: Srinivasan, S. K. (2007). Drucker: On learning (to learn) management. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 32(4), 1-12.
    Use the Business Source Premier database, and search using the article’s Accession Number: 31425291
 

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